1970 Camaro Rear Shock Replacement

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  1. Robert M Mrozek

    Robert M Mrozek Veteran Member

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    I am trying to purchase replacement REAR shocks for my 1970 Camaro. The current shocks (see attached pictures) have an approx 2 in extension. I am not sure if this extension is normal or something the prior owner did. Without the extension the shock is too short. I am trying to select rear shocks replacements that do not require this extension. Any advice on why this extension is required? Any idea if a longer shock, like a 22.5 in, is the best solution? Thanks.
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    With factory suspension, any factory replacement shock will fit without any extensions. Extensions are a "patch" for modified suspensions.
     
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    Someone cobbled that on there to make a short shock work, or to compensate for a lifted rear spring. If you have stock ride height, or close, any stock height shock will work.
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Leaf spring shackles to raise the rear end usually required those type of kludges. I remember a guy in high school had to add two of those in-line on a Nova
     
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    just measure and you can order shocks that will fit Call Koni or Bilstien or QA1
     

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